EvalPartners, formed by the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and the UN, is an innovative partnership whose members are Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs). Together, these partners strive to influence policymakers, public opinion, and other key stakeholders into recognizing the need on effective evaluation as necessary to any important decision.
EvalPartners has credibly demonstrated its capacity to bring together organizations from across the globe in order to enhance evaluation capabilities of VOPEs and individual members. 2015 was successfully declared the International Year of Evaluation by the United Nations General Assembly, and launched the Global Evaluation Agenda for 2016-2020 at Nepal’s parliament in 2016.
Since 2013, EvalPartners and its partners have been working to promote and develop evaluation as a mainstream tool to be used by policymakers and decision-makers everywhere. It created and launched e-learning resources on its website, easily accessible to anyone wanting to learn evaluation skills. Apart from its online modules, EvalPartners has also launched online toolkits, with curated descriptions, tools, advice, examples, software and toolboxes developed by VOPEs and other organizations working to support non-profit organizations.
EvalPartners’ Peer-to-Peer (P2P) grant mechanism is an effective method in fostering South/South and triangular cooperation by encouraging two or more VOPEs to form partnerships to share advice and lessons learned when it comes to evaluation practices.
Networks have also been launched in order to strengthen evaluation practices for certain specific issues, such as integrating evaluation methods when measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gender-responsive evaluation, and promoting young evaluators to become future leaders in the field.See more